Possession of Heroin: Dismissed after Motion to Suppress

Our Client was charged with felony possession after police claimed he dropped a heroin capsule on the ground while being arrested for warrants. Through careful cross examination, Attorney Brian Cooke forced the officer to admit that he didn’t actually see him drop the capsule, and therefore he couldn’t say for certain how it got there. We also challenged the justification for the initial traffic stop. Realizing that this was a weak case and the officer had some credibility issues, the judge ruled that the initial stop was illegal. Therefore, all evidence after the stop was suppressed. The state had no choice but to dismiss the case.

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